The long-awaited 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid is finally confirmed for the following year. According to the latest news, the upcoming hybrid will get minor updates. The manufacturer will make some exciting refreshments to separate the hybrid model from the regular one.
On top of that, some changes and updates will happen inside as well. The full-size pickup truck offers numerous mechanic changes and an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. For the record, the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 pickups are in the same segment, and all of them provide more features than the Tundra model.
2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Design
The new 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid won’t introduce significant changes. The vehicle’s appearance should remain the same as the regular model. However, a couple of minor visual upgrades will happen to separate the hybrid model from the standard one. First of all, the new hybrid will ride on the new F1 platform. Also, the same architecture underpins the Tacoma model. Thanks to this platform, the upcoming pickup truck will, with ease, accommodate a hybrid powertrain.
From the latest spy photos, we can see some modifications to the front. The Hybrid pickup will get a new grille and sharper pairs of LED headlights. However, the rear end will stay intact. For the purpose, the manufacturer will most likely introduce some new exterior paints to separate it from the regular model.
Interior Details and Rumors
The approaching 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will undoubtedly introduce a couple of improvements inside. Unfortunately, at the moment, there are no available spy photos. We, for sure, know that the seating layout will largely remain the same as on the standard one.
The infotainment system will be updated as some of the techs inside. Like the base model, the hybrid one will also offer the same standard equipment. It will include a 7-inch touch-screen system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration, a rearview camera, a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and a few USB ports.
Toyota’s Safety Sense P system will be a highlight of the offer thanks to the pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and high auto beams.
Engine Specs and Transmission System
The all-new 2021 Toyota Tundra well be equipped with a new twin-turbo engine. According to the latest rumors, this model will be powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 that also powers the Lexus LS500 model.
As we already mentioned, the Tundra pickup model underpins a new platform, and thanks to that we can assume some changes under the hood.
However, Tundra Hybrid is confirmed and this model will come with a twin-turbo V6 engine, electric motor and battery pack. According to some reports, this combination will be able to produce 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, all models will use the new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Price and Debut
The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will be available with more features than the base model. Also, it will cost more than the regular gasoline model.
The price of the base will be $33,000, while the hybrid variant will cost a few thousand more or $40,000. The new 2021 Tundra Tundra hybrid will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.